About
Us

Founded in 2014, Swanlaab is Venture Capital firm with a unique international team with broad investment and entrepreneurial experience located in Madrid and Tel Aviv.

We have many scars to prove our Venture Factory Model. We are crazy about sharing our experience with founders eager to learn to build their ventures slightly faster and in a more reliable way that is truly scalable. That can make the difference between those who are successful and those who are not.

We are involved from the inception of the company to help entrepreneurs achieve success

We help talented and ambitious entrepreneurs thrive. Our venture factory model is truly hands-on, entrepreneur-centric and results oriented throughout their journey.

We help thrive talented and ambitious entrepreneurs. Our venture factory model is truly hands on, entrepreneur centric and results oriented all the way.

Mutual trust, straight-talking and 24/7 commitment.

Building a successfull venture is not an art, it’s a process.  

We are Lead Investors and focus on:

High Tech

We invest in breakthough technologies driven to become global leaders in their sectors. We love startups with strong technological innovation.

SpaniSH Startups

Spain has a vibrant and diverse tech ecosystem with talented engineers and entrepreneurs who are going to transform the world. We have a local focus with global vision.

SOFTWARE B2B

Swanlaab’s team has vast B2B entrepreneurial experience to help founders scale their startups. We’re truly hands on and help scale Software Enterprise worldwide.

SEED+ TO SERIES B

We believe this is the right moment to make an impact beyond raising money. Our initial tickets range from €0,5M to €3M, with a potential investment of €7M, including follow-on.

Our team

Mark Kavelaars
Founding Partner

Managing Partner and Co-founder of Swanlaab. Part of the Investment Comittee

Mark has +25 years managerial experience in tech, marketing and investments. He is the owner of IVC and Venture Partner of Crescendo VP.

Board Member of Sales Layer, Smart Protection, Coowry, Predictiva and Mysphera

Yuval Avni
Partner

Yuval is General Partner and part of the Investment Comittee at Swanlaab

Yuval has +15-year experience in Venture Capital with roles in Giza Venture Capital, Crescendo VP and GPV. He is a Medical Doctor with 4-year clinical experience and has served in the Israel Defense Forces as an officer in an elite intelligence unit

Tal Mizrahi
Partner

Tal is General Partner and part of the Investment Comittee at Swanlaab

Tal joined Giza Venture Capital in 2005 and is responsible for finance, accounting, administration and tax issues, and contributing his financial expertise to the different funds investment activity. 

Verónica Trapa
Partner

Verónica is Managing Director and part of the Investent Comittee at Swanlaab

Verónica has +10 years of experience as an entrepreneur as founder of Life&Colors and Tu Chef. Se has as +8 years experience in Venture capital and is Professor of Negotiation at ICADE.

Board Member of Unnax, Predictiva and Mysphera

Zvi Schechter
Partner

Zvi is General Partner an part of the Investment Comittee at Swanlaab 

Zvi co-founded Giza Group in 1985 and Giza Venture Capital in 1992, following 20 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, research and company valuations.

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Zeev Holtzman
Founding Partner

Zeev is General Partner and Co-founder of Swanlaab

Zeev co-founded the Giza Group in 1985 and Giza Venture Capital in 1992. He was also a representative of Credit Suisse First Boston and Alex Brown in Israel; held top positions in the largest Israeli financial institutions and in Technion.

Juan Revuelta
Partner

Juan is a General Partner and part of the Investment Comittee at Swanlaab

Juan has +14 years of Venture Capital Experience and +5 years as an engineer at LSI Logic and Texas Instruments. 

Board Member of IriusRisk, Odilo, Landbot and Observer at Kompyte

Jaime Gil-Delgado
Principal

Jaime is Principal at Swanlaab

Jaime has +4 years of Venture Capital and +4 years of Investment Banking & Amazon experience.

Board Observer at Odilo, Sales Layer, Landbot and Pulpo

Juan Orbea
Analyst

Juan is an Analyst at Swanlaab Venture Factory.

While he obtained his Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Business Administration (E-3) from ICADE, Juan worked as an Analyst at multiple alternative asset managers in Spain and Israel, the last two of them being VC firms.

As a side project, he is a Content Curator on Sublime Internet Inc. (formerly known as Startupy), a human-curated search engine for meaningful intellectual insights. Juan spun-off a Substack (Infopunk) from his contributions to Startupy.

Angel Santos
General Partner

Angel is General Partner and part of the Investment Committee of the Agri-Food Tech Fund.

Angel has +12-year experience investing in scientific technology-based innovation across 2 funds, with €50m AUM. He was Managing Partner at CRB Inverbio.

Roger Salameh
Partner

Roger is Partner and part of the Investment Committee of the Agri-Food Tech Fund.

Roger has+ 30-year experience in the agricultural technology sector. He has been COO of a publicly traded company and Board Member in multiple technology ventures. He proves balanced experience on the needs of growth-oriented companies. 

Verónica Trapa
General Partner

Verónica is General Partner and part of the Investment Committee of the Agri-Food Tech Fund.

Verónica has +10 years of experience as an entrepreneur as founder of Life&Colors and Tu Chef. Se has as +8 years experience in Venture capital and is Professor of Negotiation at ICADE.

Board Member of Unnax, Predictiva and Mysphera

Dr. Xana Belastegui
Partner

Xana is Partner and Chief Investment Officer of the Agri-Food Tech Fund.

Xana has+ 15-year experience in the public and private biotech and Agri-Food sector. She has a solid R&D, soft financing, IP, regulatory, product development, business and operations expertise.

Mark Kavelaars
General Partner

Mark is General Partner and part of the Investment Committee of the Agri-Food Tech Fund.

Mark has +25 years managerial experience in tech, marketing and investments. He is the owner of IVC and Venture Partner of Crescendo VP.

Board Member of Sales Layer, Smart Protection, Coowry, Predictiva and Mysphera

Dr. Nora Alonso
Partner

Nora is Partner and Chief Investment Officer of the Agri-Food Tech Fund.

Nora has +15-year experience in the biotech and Agri-Food sector. She has been CEO & Co-founder of an Agri Tech company during different stages of growth. Vast experience in strategic, funding and day-to-day operations with cross-functional teams.

Juan Revuelta
General Partner

Juan is a General Partner and part of the Investment Committee of the Agri-Food Tech Fund.

Juan has +14 years of Venture Capital Experience and +5 years as an engineer at LSI Logic and Texas Instruments. 

Board Member of IriusRisk, Odilo, Landbot and Observer at Kompyte

Aitor Sancho
Scipio Holding
Fund Manager with a long background analyzing companies and supporting entrepreneurs and > 15 years investing in micro-caps and tech startups. Seasoned in entrepreneurship and board leadership.
    Alejandro Moya
    Scipio Holding

    Operator with > 5 years of experience in Management Roles in S&S distribution businesses and PMI activities. During +7 has lived a full cycle in succession and management of a SME. Co Founder of a Startup and IESE EMBA.

      Sara Pérez
      Scipio Holding
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        Monte Davis
        Scipio Holding

        Serial Entrepreneur with > 25 years leading both early stage and multinational companies in US, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Seasoned in growth through acquisition and post-merger integrations. MBA, Stanford GSB MSc, IESE.